LayTec in-situ metrology in AIXTRON’s latest AIX R6 HB-LED reactor

On November 6th AIXTRON presented its latest generation of MOCVD reactors for HB-LED manufacturing at the SSL China conference. The advanced feed-back control capabilities of these reactors are based on two fully integrated LayTec OEM metrology sub-systems (Inside MiniR and Inside TTC) with typically seven metrology heads in total. Emissivity corrected susceptor surface temperature and double wavelength reflectance is provided by the industry proven LayTec in-situ metrology. As additional options also wafer bow and GaN surface temperature can be measured by Inside MiniRC and Inside P400 (OEM version of LayTec’s Pyro 400). Aixtron’s and LayTec’s engineering teams worked closely together in order to provide this market leading in-situ metrology solution for both our customers in the LED industry.
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SEMI Sets up First HB-LED Standards

SEMI's HB-LED Standards Committee has approved its first standard, specifying sapphire wafers used in making HB-LED devices. Five categories of single-crystal, single-side polished c-axis sapphire wafers are covered by the new HB1 standard: •    Flatted 100mm diameter, 650μm thick, •    Flatted 150mm diameter, 1,000μm thick, •    Flatted 150mm diameter, 1,300μm thick, •    Notched 150mm diameter, 1,000μm thick, and •    Notched 150mm diameter, 1,...
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EPIC Predicts HB-LED Market to Keep Strong

Resources from a new European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) report has shown that the HB-LED market made a 7% increase on a year-to-year basis in 2011. According to the new report "LEDs: The 2011 Market Review," in 2011, the market volume for high brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs) reached $12 billion, a 4.3% growth over 2010. Although the demand for LED BLU (back light unit) systems is still growing, the demand for LED chips is falling. Fewer LEDs are needed to realise a BLU and with the cost per LED also dropping, revenues attr...
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China's Sanan OptoElectronics increases HB-LED epiwafer capacity with AIXTRON MOCVD tools

AIXTRON AG today announced a multiple tool order from Sanan OptoElectronics Co. Ltd., headquartered in Xiamen, China. The Sanan order for multiple CRIUS® 31x2 inch tools was placed at the end of 2009. The local AIXTRON support team has successfully commissioned the new HB GaN LED growth reactors at Sanan’s new purpose-built facility in Tianjin in the first two quarters of 2010.
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SAFC Hitech supports HB-LED manufacturing boom with TMG expansion

SAFC Hitech Well Positioned for High-Brightness LED Manufacturing Boom With TMG Expansion at Bromborough UK Plant SAFC Hitech®, a business segment within SAFC®, a division of the Sigma-Aldrich® Group, today announced it plans to invest $2m (approximately 1.2m pounds Sterling) in expanding production of trimethylgallium (TMG) at its Bromborough, Wirral, UK manufacturing plant.
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LED Market Forecasted to Hit $33B by 2013

The overall solid-state lighting (SSL) market will achieve worldwide revenues topping $33 billion by 2013, forecasts an industry research institute in its new report. The illumination segment of the LED market will light the way with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 22% from 2009 to 2013 as cities worldwide switch to more energy-efficient and ecologically friendly SSL solutions. The display portion of the market also will shine brightly, achieving a five-year CAGR of over 14 percent, according to the report.
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Veeco Receives GaN MOCVD System Orders form LG Innotek

Recently, Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced that LG Innotek Co., Inc. of Korea, has ordered an additional four TurboDisc® K465™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems for HB-LED production. The orders were received in the fourth quarter of 2008.
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Tegal Receives Repeat Order for 901ACS System from Leading HB-LED Maker

Recently, Tegal Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition systems used in the production of LEDs, MEMS, integrated circuits, and nanotechnology devices, announced that it received another follow-on order for an additional Tegal 901ACS unit from a leading opto-semiconductor / LED manufacturer.
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Arrow, Cree to Cohost Lighting Solution Seminar in Taipei

Recently, Arrow Asia Pac Ltd., a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc., announced it will cohost a lighting solution seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, on Nov. 19, with Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting components.
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Arrow, Cree to Host Guangzhou Lighting Solution Seminar

It’s reported that Arrow Asia Pac Ltd., a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc., announced that it will host a lighting solution seminar in Guangzhou, China, on Oct. 10, with Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting components.
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Aviza displaces rival at the key LED maker

It’s reported that Aviza Technology, the semiconductor equipment vendor with a renewed focus on the compounds sector, has scored a major win with a substantial order for its etch and CVD tools.
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Luxtaltek orders Obducat system for photonic crystal LEDs mass production

Recently, Obducat, the Sweden-based supplier of NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) and Electron Beam Lithography systems, has received an order from Luxtaltek Corporation, a Tawian-based LED maker.
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The Market for HB-LEDs Lighting to grow to $1.65bn in 2012

It’s reported that the market for high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs) in lighting applications grew 64% in 2007 to $337m, up from $205m in 2006. According to related analysis and forecast, the HB-LED lighting market should reach $1.65bn in 2012. In recent years, HB-LEDs have demonstrated dramatic improvements in performance, as well as significant cost reduction, such that they are undergoing a period of rapid market growth in a variety of niche and general lighting applications.
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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE